It’s been five years since we started covering the comedy-verse and 2018 has been an exciting year with an updated site, bigger and better interviews than ever before, attending gigantic red carpets, and bringing you coverage from all around the continent. We have seen more comedians this year than ever before. We have more comedy contributors than ever before. We’re producing live comedy in clubs and festivals and we have such exciting things in the works for 2019.
Some of the people we spoke with this year included Pete Holmes, Jamie Lee, Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow, Sklar Brothers, Gad Elmaleh, Paul Lieberstein, Jeff Ross, D.L. Hughley, Dr. Katz, Tiffany Haddish, Dave Chapelle, Howie Mandel, Reggie Watts, Doug Stanhope, Amazing Jonathan, Super Troopers, Maria Bamford, Bert Kreischer, Brian Huskey, Sam Jay, Brian Regan, Gina Yashere, W. Kamau Bell, Tom Papa, Brad Williams, Julia Davis, Henry Winkler, Kumail Nanjiani, Tony Hale, Jerry Seinfeld, and Julia Louis Dreyfus. Amazing!
Special thanks this year go out to our 2018 writing team, Amma Marfo, Jeffrey Gurian, Ernie Tripper, Earl Douglas, Debra Kessler, Sara Dahms, Lesley Coffin, Dan Murphy, Mick Taylor and to special contributors like Fez Whatley, Barry Taylor, Larry Carlson, Lori Satterlee, and more. Also Brian at Comedy Artwork, and John Young from Shout It Out Design, if you need work done for your own projects, these are the guys. Thank you also to our comedy friends who keep us updated including comedians, club owners, bookers, managers and producers from all over the world. And our biggest thanks to our amazing friends at SiriusXM and the Bennington Show. We’ve had another amazing year collaborating with Ron Bennington, Gail Bennington, Chris “Pepper Hicks” Stanley, and Vito Calise and done amazing things together including several great live shows.
For our final story looking back at 2018, we’ve picked our favorite features, interviews, lists and reviews that we published in 2017– 15 features, 15 lists and 15 interviews and 15 of stories talking about our favorite things.
If you’re just joining us, this should bring you up to date, and if you really want to see the best of everything we’ve done you can also check out our Very Best of the IBang 2016, our Very Best of the IBang 2015 and our Very Best of The IBang 2014 stories.
Thank you again to everyone and we are so excited for 2018! Click on any title to read the post.